by: Mario Matijasic [ ]
And again I bought one on an impulse. Although not something I would usually go for, I knew I had to have this one... the figure of a graffiti painter was just too cool to pass by. Black Army Models definitely thinks out-of-the-box when producing their 1/35 scale figures.
The figure is packed in a hard cardboard box featuring Black Army Models logo and box-art picture of the painted figure. In the box, a zip-lock bag contains 5 resin figure parts:
- full body with legs and arms
- left hand
- right hand (2x).
The resin cast is very good. I did find couple of seam lines on the inside of both legs which need to be cleaned carefully. Also, be patient when removing the right hand (the one with fingers spread) from its carrier block as it is extremely delicate piece of resin. After cleaning the figure, I didn't have any problems building it whatsoever; the fit of the parts is very good.
The figure depicts a young graffiti writer leaning on the wall, probably doing a quick tag with his spray can. He is dressed in a simple hoodie and cargo shorts, with a baseball cap on his head and sneakers on his feet. He also sports a small fanny pack around his waist. All the clothing is sculpted really well and the details are nicely defined: the hoodie includes a front kangaroo pocket, while the cargo shorts feature large thigh bellows pockets and reinforced seat.
The fact I bought this one on impulse probably says enough... I loved this figure from the moment I saw it. Whether tagging a wall, writing a political statement on an abandoned military vehicle, or creating more elaborate artworks and murals, this figure can easily be a centerpiece of various show-stopper vignettes.